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Alpinestars Cape Town Air Drystar Jacket The Alpinestars Cape Town Air Drystar jacket is both unique and unusual. It’s a 3/4-length jacket but the outer shell is mostly mesh. A Drystar waterproof membrane removable liner is included. The Cape Town Air is very comfortable, with a correct shape and enough adjustments to custom fit anyone. It also …

AGV Sport “Breeze” is Breezy The AGV Sport Breeze jacket is a refreshingly simple and stylish jacket made from very soft and plush-feeling leather. Large sections of the leather are perforated, which gives the jacket excellent ventilation. All-around comfort and light weight make the Breeze a perfect “no polymer” alternative to textile mesh. The AGV …

Hillside Leather Jacket Review I just got back from a trip to the Grand Canyon that is 2,630 miles round trip from Magnolia, Texas. 2,630 miles in 6 days plus an extra day touring the Grand Canyon park — not bad for a 71 year old guy! The Hillside jacket worked as advertised. I rode in temperatures …

Dainese “Aspide” Jacket Review The Dainese Aspide jacket is new for 2012. It is a lighter-weight motorcycle jacket designed to provide good air flow with decent protection and a lot of style. The Aspide is not a mesh jacket, but the special Cordura fabric provides excellent air flow. Protection includes EC Level 1 shoulder and …

Dainese “Air Frame” Jacket Review The Dainese Air Frame jacket is also new for 2012. The Air Frame is a lighter-weight motorcycle jacket designed to provide excellent air flow with protective features and style. It provides maximum air flow due to the type of open-weave mesh used in the jacket shell. The jacket also includes …

Second Take on the BMG Adventure Jacket The British Motorcycle Gear BMG Adventure II jacket is a recent update to the original BMG Adventure jacket (review). The updates include the deletion of the removable sleeves (some originals with removable sleeves are still available). Also included in the Adventure II jacket is the use of new DuPont 2120D Cordura …

Clover Tekno Jacket Review The Clover Tekno jacket is the world’s first motorcycle jacket with detachable layers that is certified to the CE EN-13595 series Level 2 standard. The series includes three of the most important tests for motorcycle clothing: EN 13595-2 impact abrasion resistance; EN 13595-3 for burst strength and EN 13595-4 for impact …

Joe Rocket Reactor 2.0 Jacket Review A hot weather jacket that is a happy medium between keeping you cool and keeping you protected. Beating the heat. When the temps go up people tend wear clothes that cover less of their skin. This of course allows more air to flow over the skin, which then helps …

Tourmaster Transition Series 3 Jacket Review The Tourmaster Transition Series 3 jacket formula has been proven with continuous upgrades over a decade or more. It’s a do-it-all, quality garment that’s loaded with features and the price is very reasonable. If your budget demands buying one jacket that will meet multiple requirements, this is it. The …

Akito “Desert” Jacket Review The Akito Desert jacket and pants are priced to sell, no doubt about it. But while it may seem like there’s a lot here for the money, we have some serious reservations about the quality of the stitching, materials and construction. So is it possible to spend less on an entire …

Richa Spirit Police Jacket February 19, 2012 – The Richa Spirit jacket (review) was formally introduced at the 2012 Dealer Expo by Vega Helmets, the importer and distributor, and Richa Clothing. Richa is a European (Belgium) manufacturer who has been making motorcycle gloves and clothing for more than 125 years. That’s a long time in anyone’s book! …

Richa Spirit C_Change Jacket Review Richa is popular brand of motorcycle clothing in Europe and Richa clothing is now available in the U.S.A., imported and distributed by the Vega Helmet Corporation. The Richa Spirit C-Change jacket and pants are the company’s flagship outfit and the first of the Richa products delivered to the U.S. The jacket and …

Teiz Navigator Outfit Review The Teiz Motorsports Navigator two-piece outfit is a delight to wear. It is comfortable with ample venting and insulation and it is made with quality components and obviously some thought about a motorcycle rider’s needs. I think Teiz Motorsports has put together an excellent product at a competitive price point. At …

The Klim Badlands Pro Jacket The new Klim Badlands Pro jacket and pants outfit is the very definition of “extreme duty” adventure touring gear — no doubt about it. The jacket and the pants provide a go-anywhere, highly protective “suit of armor” feel. It is also surprisingly comfortable in the hottest of summer weather. There …

REV’IT! Energy HV Jacket Review The new Rev’it Energy HV (High Visibility) jacket introduces a new direction for Rev’it. This commuter-oriented jacket is value priced and easy to use. It forgoes many of the expensive high-tech fabrics and race protection of other Rev’it garments while incorporating some unique features to make a reliable, highly wearable city, scooter …

Rev’it Ventura Jacket Review The Rev’it Ventura Ladies Jacket is a top-of-the-line adventure/sport touring jacket with all the features found in men’s gear, but designed specifically for women. Great venting and thermal and waterproof liners make this all-weather jacket versatile enough to use for all seasons in many regions. Combine this versatility with high-end ProLife …

Dainese Alien Jacket Review The Dainese Alien Leather Jacket (“Giacca Alien Pelle”) and Alien Leather Pants (“Pantaloni Alien Pelle”) are made with supple ultra-quality leather and lots of Dainese goodness. One touch and you know you’re holding something different. The styling is just right — sophisticated and modern without being overdone. Even the fit is right on …

Tourmaster Intake Air 2 Jacket Review The Tourmaster Intake Air Series 2 is one of several Tourmaster jackets that have similar design features. It is available in a number of colors and it is a good choice for a mesh jacket for summer wear, or with the removable liners for cooler weather. It offers style and protection …

REV’IT! Everest GTX Jacket Review The new Rev’it Everest GTX jacket is the company’s top-of-the-line product for 2011. It uses the most recent Gore-Tex technology, materials and features, including the Lockout closure system. It is impeccably tailored and constructed. It is biased more towards the street/sport and touring rider than the Defender GTX, which is …

Tourmaster Flex LE Jacket Review The new Tourmaster Flex LE jacket and Flex LE pants are designed for “Motor Officer” (Police Motorcycle) use; the “LE” stands for Law Enforcement. This is a high-quality, no-nonsense outfit with a Transformers-like ability to adapt to any season or weather condition. It makes an excellent all-season, multi-conditions riding jacket. …

Shift Trooper Storm Series Jacket Review The Shift Trooper is yet another nice all-around, three-plus season waterproof jacket at a reasonable price from the company that has this down to a science. Shift has one of the fastest product introduction schedules around, with new versions of their reasonably priced street gear popping up on their website …

Tourmaster Sentinel Rain Jacket Review The Tourmaster Sentinel jacket is an excellent choice for an outer layer rain and foul weather garment. It meets the claim of being both 100% waterproof yet it has some ventilation, which makes it more comfortable in warmer temperatures. The jacket has adequate storage in the three outer pockets and it stows …

REV’IT! Defender GTX Jacket The new REV’IT! Defender GTX jacket is the fifth generation of the original and very popular Cayenne and Cayenne Pro jackets. The Cayenne Pro is still in the REV’IT! lineup and the Defender GTX is a new and even more advanced design. The REV’IT! Everest GTX (review) is now sitting at the top …

Version 3 of the Firstgear Rainier TPG Jacket The Firstgear Rainier TPG jacket provides warmth, comfort, modern styling and it’s waterproof. It’s a good choice for serious riders looking for high quality at a lower price point than the premier jackets from heavy hitters like REV’IT!, Rukka, and Klim. This is the third version of …

Rev’it! Ignition Jacket Review Some motorcycle gear is more show than go, but not REV’IT! The Ignition jacket is a great combination: the protection of leather and the breathability of mesh. High-end ProLife CE-approved shoulder and elbow armor, usually found only in full race gear and a perforated Temperfoam back pad offer additional protection. A …

AGV Sport “Venus” Women’s Jacket Review AGV Sport has been in the motorcycle apparel business for many years and their gear is very popular with street riders in the U.S.A. A company doesn’t survive that long without quality products, so for details about one of their women’s high-quality, armored leather jackets, read on… In the …

Teiz Motorsports “Saratoga” Leather Motorcycle Jacket Outstanding air flow with the protection of leather — along with that great leather smell!  The leather is soft and gets softer as it breaks in. CE-approved padding in the shoulders and elbows and a tapered fit make the Teiz Motorsports Saratoga jacket a perfect match for summer weather. And the …

Speed and Strength “Coast is Clear ST” Jacket The Speed and Strength Coast is Clear jacket has a surprise up its sleeve — literally!  Match it with a pair of Coast is Clear pants for a do-it-all outfit at a bargain-basement price. There must be a zillion motorcycle apparel brand names, all competing with each …

Dainese “Shotgun” Jacket Review Outstanding air flow, great looks, super-comfy stretch fabric and Dainese quality make this a current favorite for riding during the global heat-up of 2010. Ask your favorite search engine for a report on “July 2010 record temperatures” or “world temperatures July 2010” or the like and you’ll find results that will be …

The Shift “Viper” Jacket This is definitely not a cookie-cutter motorcycle jacket! The Shift Viper stands out from the crowd. It has vintage-look leather and CE approved protectors. That provides protection and a modern design lends plenty of style. I have definitely found my calling in life: a “job” riding motorcycles and reviewing clothing. Does …

Speed and Strength “Hell ‘N Back” Jacket The Speed and Strength Hell ‘N Back jacket is similar in many ways to the Coast is Clear jacket but it kicks it up a notch with a few more “pro” level features. Rick described the Coast is Clear jacket in Part 1 of this series on Speed and Strength gear, …

BMW Rallye 3 Jacket Review Combine the BMW Rallye 3 jacket with the Rallye 3 pants to make the complete BMW Rallye 3 suit. You’ll have one of the most comfortable and substantial riding outfits available. The Rallye 3 pants are, of course, the perfect match for the jacket. But each piece could also be …

British Motorcycle Gear BMG “Adventure” Jacket Review The British Motorcycle Gear (BMG) Adventure jacket is a lightweight shell optimized for off-road outback adventures. But it works just as well on the street and, when matched with the BMG Adventure pants, it looks Dakar Rally ready. It’s also an excellent bargain! The folks at British Motorcycle …

An All-Around Sport Jacket The 2010 AGV Sport Tempest is a good all-around jacket at a very reasonable price. It’s comfortable in cooler weather and it does a good job at keeping out moisture on casual rides. There are literally dozens of motorcycle jacket reviews that have been published on webBikeWorld over the years, with …

Shift Trifecta Storm Series Jacket Review wBW 2010 Spring/Summer Clothing Review Series ▪ Dainese Shotgun Jacket ▪ Teiz Motorsports Saratoga Jacket ▪ BMW Rallye 3 Suit – Rallye 3 Jacket ▪ BMW Rallye Suit – Rallye 3 Pants ▪ British Motorcycle Gear Adventure Jacket ▪ British Motorcycle Gear Adventure Pants ▪ AGV Sport Tempest Jacket ▪ Shift Trifecta Jacket  ▪ Speed and Strength Hell ‘N …

Teiz Motorsports Tioga and Camino Jacket The Teiz Motorsports Tioga perforated leather jacket and the Camino non-perforated leather jacket have the styling and comfort of textile and the protection of leather, all at a relatively low price. The Teiz Motorsports Cross Continent textile mesh one-piece suit was reviewed on webBikeWorld just about one year ago. Teiz was a …

The Mid-Range, 3/4-Length Adventure-Touring Jacket The new REV’IT! Sand jacket is the 2010 replacement for the popular REV’IT! Off-Track jacket. It has rugged good looks, excellent fit and “professional” styling details that make it an excellent choice for all-weather, all-season use. I described the new REV’IT! Sand jacket (review) in a 2010 REV’IT! clothing update. That article was published …

Joe Rocket Dry Tech Nano Jacket Review A step up from previous Joe Rocket designs, the Dry Tech Nano jacket (and pants) are claimed “One Hundred Percent Waterproof”. The jacket has several unique features but the styling, the single color choice and a few details that seem a bit out of place on a $500.00 …

Dainese D-System D-Dry Jacket Review Classic styling, excellent construction, unique D-Dry liner and probably the best venting of any non-mesh 3/4-length jacket I’ve tried makes the D-System D-Dry jacket a four-season standout. Search webBikeWorld for the keyword “Dainese” and you’ll find just three articles featuring that storied brand. And if that isn’t sad enough, two …

Scorpion Elektra Jacket Review The Scorpion Women’s Elektra Jacket is a beautiful armored leather jacket with a large degree of adjustability to suit many figures. Vents and a full-sleeve insulated liner provide the rider with versatility for warm or cool days. Background There was some debate on another website about whether I put safety or …